Fustini's Oils and Vinegars

What You Need to Know About Our Classes

Where can I sign up?

You can sign up online HERE, by calling or stopping in the store where you wish to attend a class. If you sign up online, you will receive an email confirmation listing the store and class you are registered for.

What do I need to know before arriving?

Due to the high demand at times, you are not signed up for a class unless you have paid for your reservation.  Please arrive 5-10 minutes before class begins. There is no reserved seating.

How do I know what type of class I signed up for?

Fustini’s offers two types of cooking classes:

DEMONSTRATION CLASS: chef-led with class interaction consisting of questions, conversation and sampling all the generous portions the chef has prepared in front of you.

INTERACTIVE CLASS: hands-on experience in creating all the recipes guided by the chef. Some classes (eg: grilling) may need to be modified due to city code compliance.

What should I wear to class?

We recommend comfortable clothes and shoes, and perhaps layers since things can heat up in the kitchen! For those participating in an Interactive Class, we provide aprons and ask that you wear close-toed shoes and have long hair tied back and nothing with hanging sleeves or fringes.

What is included in the class fee?

The class fee includes instruction by a talented chef, recipes from the class, and generous tasting portions of everything on the menu. We provide water with each class. If there is another refreshment you prefer to enjoy during class, please feel free to bring it. Out of respect for all participants, please limit adult beverages to two per person. All attendees receive at 10% discount off of products they wish to purchase after class.

How long is the class?

The class time posted is an estimate. Factors that may affect the length of class include class size, inquiries and conversations with the chef, as well as skill level in Interactive Classes.

Can you accommodate special dietary needs?

Please notify us of any dietary restrictions. We try our best to work around your needs so you can enjoy as much of the class as possible. However, some recipes may require specific ingredients that cannot be substituted.

What is the School of Cooking Rewards Program?

We love your love of learning so we have four levels of achievement. After completing 5 classes you are awarded “LINE COOK.” At 10 classes you are a “GARDE MANGER.” After 15 classes you achieve being a “SOUS CHEF.” Once you have taken 20 classes, we award you with your own chef coat and the title, “EXECUTIVE CHEF.” We have cards available for you if you wish to participate in this free program. To see who has reached these levels click HERE.

What is Fustini’s Cancellation Policy?

All class seats are nonrefundable, much like a sporting event or theater ticket. If canceling is necessary and given two days in advance, we will issue you a store credit for product or toward another class. Please note: we require a 6-day advance notice for rescheduling groups larger than four people.

Do you have age requirements for your cooking classes?

Anyone under 18 is welcome to attend a class with an adult. Two seats will need to be purchased to do so. For Interactive Classes, participants will be using heating elements and sharp cooking utensils, and should be tall enough to comfortably reach the counter and stovetops to get the full experience. If you have questions, please call us and we can help you determine if the class is the right fit.

Are we expected to tip our chef and assistants?

No—we love our staff and treat them well. However, we realize you may have had such a fabulous time that out of gratitude you wish to thank those who assisted your class. It is completely at your discretion.

Can I register someone for a class as a gift?

A Fustini’s gift card is the best way to give classes as gifts. This allows your recipient(s) to select classes which best fit their schedules and interests. Gift cards are available in any amount and can be purchased online or by visiting any of our retail locations.

I have a group of six or more people. May we take the class together?

Yes! However, given the limited space and popularity of our classes, we may not always have the space available. Booking early is one option. Our class calendars are published by the first of each preceding month. Another option is a private cooking experience, which we offer at all four of our locations. CONTACT US for more information about creating a custom cooking experience for your group.

Corporate & Private Events

How do I schedule a private event?

We suggest you plan at least four to six weeks in advance to reserve your preferred date. CONTACT US to submit your request. Someone from that store location will get back to you to work out the details of availability, chef and menu. Each location has private group minimums. We can reserve a published class, provided seats have not already been sold, or work with you to create your own date. Once you are ready to solidify a date, payment is required to reserve your place.

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